Viola Davis stars in and produces the drama ‘Custody’ for Lifetime this year, setting her sights on March 4th (tomorrow evening) for its release.
In it, Viola plays a judge thrown into a web of lies, abuse, poverty and deceit when she meets a young woman accused of harming her children.
What happens next must be seen to be believed?
Peep its trailer below…
‘Custody’ was brought to life by Davis’ JuVee production company and also stars Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Burstyn, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Tony Shaloub.
It will premiere on Lifetime after Davis’ epic win at last week’s Oscars.
Yet to see her winner’s speech?
Thank you to the Academy. You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist—and thank God I did—because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.
So, here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people. And to Bron Pictures, Paramount, Macro, Todd Black, Molly Allen for being the cheerleaders for a movie that is about people. And words. And life and forgiveness and grace. And to Michael T. Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, for being the most wonderful artists I’ve ever worked with.
And oh captain, my captain, Denzel Washington.
Thank you for putting two entities in the driving seat: August and God. And they served you well. And to Dan and Mary Alice Davis, who were and are the center of my universe, the people who taught me good or bad, how to fail, how to love, how to hold an award, how to lose. My parents―I’m so thankful that God chose you to bring me into this world. To my sisters, my sister Dolores, we were rich white women in the tea party games. Thank you for the imagination. And to my husband and my daughter. My heart, you and Genesis. You teach me every day how to live, how to love, I’m so glad that you are the foundation of my life. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you.